What America needs now is a constitutional monarch

In the category of viewpoint changes I never expected to have… a couple months ago, when the whole royal baby thing was in the news, I read a surprisingly convincing case that constitutional monarchy is a great form of government. About the same time, Gwern convinced my the American revolution was a bad idea. And today, as we begin the US government shutdown, I learned that the one time something like this happened in Australia, Queen Elizabeth II’s representative solved the problem by firing everyone and they had new elections. If only that option were available here.

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